Deepak Lokendrasingh Chahar is a new ball bowler who burst into the scene whilst playing for Chennai Super Kings and impressed everyone with his vicious swinging deliveries.
Biography- About Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar is an Indian cricketer, born on 7th August 1992, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The right-arm medium pacer who bats right-handed down the order has donned the Blue jersey.
Deepak Chahar: Along the years
First Class debut for Rajasthan
Bought by Rising Pune Supergiants
Joined Chennai Super kings
ODI debut against Afghanistan
T20I debut against England
Best bowling figures in T20I, six wickets for seven runs from 3.2 overs against Bangladesh
First T20 hattrick for India
T20 Player of the series against Bangladesh, 2019
At the age of 16, the promising medium-pacer was rejected by the then director of the Rajasthan Cricket Association academy,Greg Chappell, in 2008. However, the gutsy pace bowler didn’t lose his heart and kept knocking around the gates of the state team and ultimately broke into it during the 2010-11 Ranji season.
A bowler in the mould of Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chahar learned swing bowling in the coaching academy of his father, who would make sure his son bowled only with the new ball despite the financial strain procuring so many new balls brought.
Chahar started his List A career registering figures of 2 for 61 in the Central Zone encounter against Vidarbha in Vijay Hazare Trophy in February 2010. He took 5 wickets in 3 matches.
In November, Chahar made a phenomenal first-class debut for Rajasthan by grabbing 8 wickets for 10 runs in the Group A encounter against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy Plate League in Jaipur.
His sensational figure doused Hyderabad for the lowest team total in Indian domestic circuit.
He attained the second-best bowling figures on first-class debut. In the second match against Goa, Chahar scalped four wickets in the first innings.
Chahar’s ability to swing the ball in both directions made him a stand-out performer in his debut Ranji campaign. In the Plate phase, he registered a brilliant tally of 30 wickets in 6 matches at 19.63, helping Rajasthan to qualify for the Elite phase.
In the Elite stage of 2010-11, he took 21 wickets in 8 matches at 37.66 to help his side to win maiden Ranji Trophy in that season.
Chahar bowled exceptionally well in the 2017-2018 Syed Mushtaq Trophy, scalping 19 wickets in 9 matches at an astonishing average of 9.94.
He took five for 15 to skittle out star-studded Karnataka in the super league stage. He also chipped in with 51 runs including a match-winning unbeaten 22 against Jharkhand in January 2018 at Eden Gardens.
Deepak Chahar on the bak of exceptional performances in the domestic circuit was snaffled up by the new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants. However, the two years Chahar played at Pune, he could only manage to play 5 games and take only a solitary wicket.
However, he had a remarkable turnaround in his performance when he went to Chennai Super Kings in 2018. MS Dhoni who had seen Chahar in the RPS camp gave him the duty to open the bowling and the Rajasthan bowler cashed in on the opportunity.
In the 2018 season, Chahar picked up 10 wickets in 12 games and showed that he had what it took to bowl on the biggest stage. The 2019 season was the breakthrough year from him as skipper Dhoni shrewdly used him with the new ball, often bowling three overs of his in the Powerplay. Chahar played 17 matches in the season and finished with 22 wickets at an average of 21.90 and a miser economy rate of 7.47.
Deepak Chahar made his One Day International debut for India against Afghanistan on 25 September 2018 during 2018 Asia Cup and so far has only played two matches and scalped two wickets.
In May 2018, Chahar was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against England. In his debut match against England he dismissed Jason Roy. Deepak was subsequently selected for the three-match T20I series against Bangaldesh where heplayed a prominent role in winning the series against Bangladesh in the final match. He took the best bowling figures in T20Is, with six wickets for seven runs from 3.2 overs. His world-record effort included a hat-trick and came with a wet old ball in dewy conditions.
Chahar’s development in the last two years, from a new ball specialist to a pacer who can be called upon at any stage has been remarkable, and though primarily a swing bowler, the increasing repertoire of variations up his sleeves has allowed him to be in the reckoning of World T20 Cup which has been postponed until 2021 due to Coronavirus pandemic.
Deepak Chahar was born on 7 August 1992 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh and trained with his brother Rahul Chahar under the tutelage of his father Lokander Singh Chander. Deepak’s sister Malti Chahar is an actress.